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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 25 1949 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Recollections From a Little Black Book AT my end of the line its just too hot to do any heavy think ing in the preparation of this commentary Like as not at your end of the line its too hot to do any heavy listening That makes us all even So for this visit with you Im going to dip into a little black covered notebook which goes back to my days of war corre spondence in the European the ater Its filled with words and expressions which are peculiar to the British isles where I spent some 2 months at the height of the robot bomb siege On the even of my departure by Boeing clipper on this war correspondence mission I cast about for a glossary which would acquaint me with the differences of word pronunciations and word meanings as between our Ameri can tongue and the going lan guage in the mother country Failing in this I decided to pre pare my own list and I equipped myself with a tiny notebook In it are penciled approximately 200 words and phrases many of which I shall be passing along to you In the next few minutes A Distinguished Collaborator Here I should take time out to tell you about a distinguished col laborator in this little labor of research It was none other than the Duchess of Marlborough cousin by marriage of Winston Churchill and now mistress of Blenheim castle near Oxford the very home in which Churchill was born Heres how it came about One August day in 1944 my good friend Doctor Eddie Ander son football coach at the Univer sity of Iowa drove down to don from Oxford to take me back with him for a weekend at Churchill hospital where he was stationed Youre going to have a really distinguished fellowpassenger he told me as he greeted me at my Park Lane hotel Were picking up the Duchess of Marlborough at a Red Cross work room and taking her to Blenheim castle The duchess emerged frpmthe work center wearing the uniform of the British Red Cross I was impressed by her remarkable exactly 6 and by her graceful bearing Her language was a little less British than I expected Her Curiosity Aroused As we reached the north sub urbs of London I was impressed by a billboard advertising Dunlop tires Only the word tire wasnt spelled right It was TYRE Im mediately I got out my little black book and made a note of it This piqued the duchess inter est She had to know about the little book and its purpose I told her And for the remainder of the trip some 40 miles she was my collaborator and an extremely effective one I might add be cause she and her family had been a frequent visitor to America New York and Miami particu larly Ive mentioned that my little book contains some 200 items It would be my best guess that at least 50 of these were contributed by the Duchess of Marlborough some prompted by billboards and store window signs but more of them drawn from the duchess own fund of information Engineer Is Driver My first entries in the little black book were made during my railroad jaunt from Bristol in southeast England to London They had to do with transporta tion nomenclature The locomotive engineer is known as a driver the fireman is the stoker the cars or coaches are called carriages railroad ties are sleepers and porters are at tendants A redcap is a military policeman not the fellow who carries your luggage Our freight train is an English mans goods wagon Its caboose is referred to as the guards van A switchman is a shunter and the flagman is a guard An urban bus in England is a bus but when it operates between cities its a coach Trucks are lor ries and all motor vehicles are propelled by petrol rather than on the left side of the road I might add Eating Methods Differ When you eat if youre an Eng lishman you hold your knife in your right hand your fork in your left hand After youve cut off a suitablesized piece of paperthin roast beef and covered it over with potatoes turnips beans or what not on the back of your up sidedown fork you hoist it to your mouth with your left hand or vice versa if youre handed Tomatoes are tomahtoes but potatoes are potatoes Our French fried poTAtoes are British chips and our potato chips are called flakes Its a joint of beef not a roast If you ask for a dessert the waiter tells you hes sorry but the house is all out of fruit But if its pie cake or what we CONTINUED ON PACK 2 Tills Paper Consists of Two One No 247 THRILL SEEKER STUNTS ON 300FOOT a bet Stephen Franczak Minneapolis factory worker defied police nearly 3 hours Sunday night to cavort atop a 300foot radio tower in Minneapolis Here he is seen doing a headstand and hanging by his knees on the tower before coming down He was taken to a hospital for observation Stunts Atop Water Tower on Bet Minneapolis UR An unem ployed construction worker who stunted atop a 306 foot radio tower on a bet appears in mu nicipal court Monday on a charge of disorderly conduct Steve Franczak 33 startled thousands of summer festival cel ebrants attending the 10th annual Minneapolis Aquatennial when he scampered up the tower Saturday night After the first headstand police arrived Then he did a back bend and with legs wrapped around a strut waved both arms in the air That brought a fire company hook and ladder Police Sgt Arvid Dahl an air force veteran of 45 B17 missions over Europe volunteered to climb up after Franczak Franczak thought the sergeant climbed the tower very well So after Dahl promised him a beer and did a backbend of his own to show good faith Franczak started down But he dashed up again for just one more headstand Franc zak said it was easier to stand on his head on the small platform than on his feet because the wind was so gusty Finally after 2 hours and 35 minutes of horseplay he descended Police carried h i m struggling across the street to a General hos pital for overnight observation Joice Reports 1st Polio Case Joice The first polio case in this vicinity this year was reported Monday the victim being Dono van Reinsmoes son of Mr and Mrs George Reinsmoes farmers near here The one year old child became afflicted Wednesday was taken to a Lake Mills doctor and later to the Park hospital at Ma son City where the ailment was identified as polio He is now at Blank Memorial hospital at Des Moines Heart Attack Caused Womans Death in Car Milton Van Buren county sheriffs office said Sat urday a heart attack apparently caused the death of Mrs Rebecca Kraus of Memphis Mo whose car was involved in a collision on a gravel road south of here Sat urday morning Rules Rent Decontrol Act Illegal I Chicago Judge El wyn R Shaw Monday found the federal rent law unconstitutional in a ruling which would throw out all present federal controls on rent prices if upheld by the U S supreme court Federal Attorney Otto Kerner Jr said that Shaws ruling made in the case of an apartment co operatives attempt to evict ten ants who would not join the co operative would be appealed di rectly to the supreme court He said the government would by pass the U S circuit court of appeals ordinarily the next ruling court in appeals Shaw found that congress under its war powers had the right to enact a rent control act But in the case of the present one he said congress had improperly delegated powers which ought to be reserved to federal legislation or granted out only by definition through the local option clause This permits states to decide for themselves whether they shall have controls on rents Barring some new action by congress a supreme court decision upholding Shaw would leave the nation without a federal rent control act and without rent con trols except in states where legis latures already have passed laws providing for such an event FINDATITLE Fun Contest Winners FIRST WEEK Cartoons Number 123456 1st Prize of to Ralph Shelton P O Box 61 Ply mouth Iowa 2nd Prize of to Mrs E A Eagle Boy 703 4th St S W Mason City Iowa One of the 1st Place Prize winning cartoons will ap pear each day in The GlobeGazette Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair warm and hu mid Monday night with low 70 Tuesday partly cloudy with high 88 Iowa Mostly fair continued warm and humid Monday night Tues day partly cloudy cooler ex treme northwest portion Low Monday night 7075 Minnesota Partly cloudy with scattered thundershowers Mon day night Cooler northwest Tuesday clearing and not so warm preceded by local thun dershowers extreme southeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Mon day Maximum 91 Minimum 69 At 8 a m Monday 80 At 2 p m Monday 89 YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 65 GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sun day Maximum 83 Minimum 71 At 8 a m Sunday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum 55 Lilienthal Would Share Atom Secrets Hickenlooper Other Congressmen Want Facts Kept Secret Washington E Lil ienthals reported backing of a plan to give Abomb knowhow to the British BG presidential action Monday became a key issue in a congressional investigation of the atomic energy commission Lilienthals advocacy of such a move was listed as one of the ar guments Senator Hickenlooper RIowa has been pressing in support of his charge for incredi ble mismanagement against the AEC chairman Hickenlooper said in a state ment Sunday that this country must not be allowed to forfeit its lead in the atomic field by giving weapons information to any coun try Sides With Knowland He sided with Senator Know land who said in a sepa rate weekend statement that neith er the president nor the AEC has any legal or moral right to disclose such data to any foreign nation without approval of congress Senator Millikin RColo said he agrees with the position taken by Knowland and Hickenlooper Senator Vandenberg RMich was reported to be backing the same stand All are members of the senatehouse atomic commit tee Stormy Debate Knowland threatened to carry his fight to the senate floor if it seems likely the president will act on his own authority to transfer secrets to the British an issue that was debated stormily at the hushhush Blair House conference July 14 Senator Tydings DMd an other member of the committee said in a radio interview Sunday that he is opposed to giving the atomic bomb to other nations which signed the North Atlantic pact Committee Chairman McMahon DConn told a foreign policy conference audience at Colgate university Hamilton N Y Sun day night that it is only a ques tion of time until the Soviets learn the Truman Signs Pact Asks Arms Program 2 Resign From Iowa Cosmetology Board Glidden Mae Daven port of Glidden announced Mon day that she and Mrs Nina Schneider of Council Bluffs have resigned from the 3member state cosmetology board in a dispute over an appointment which in volves Gov William S Beardsley Mrs Davenport said the resig nations were placed in the mail Monday morning She asserted the action was taken because Beards ley and State Health Commission er Walter Bierring did not con sult the board on appointment of Mrs Helen Vernon of Des Moines as the boards new executive sec retary Mrs Davenport is a republican and Mrs Schneider is a democrat The 3rd member of the board is Mrs Alice Graf Stuart republi can Douglas Undergoes Operation on Eye London S Ambassador Lewis W Douglas underwent a major operation Monday in the hope of saving the sight of his left eye The operation took place in Middlesex hospital where a spe cialist removed a cataract which formed after Douglas snagged his eye with a fishhook April 4 Dr Maurice Whiting who per formed the operation would give no immediate report on the re sults Douglas is expected to re main in the hospital about 2 weeks FIND BODY IN RIVER Cedar Rapids body of Lily Smola 61 of Central City was found by 2 fishermen in the Cedar river here Sunday She had been reported missing from Mercy hospital where she had beena patient AP Wirepboto PRESIDENT SIGNS PACT Truman Monday signs the in strument of ratification of the North Atlantic pact in a white house ceremony Stand ing left to right are Defense Secretary Louis Johnson Senator Scott Lucas Senator Tom Connally Senator William Fulbright Secretary of State Dean Acheson Senator Claude Pepper Vice President Alben W Barkley and Senator Arthur H Vandenberg House Group Okays School Health Bill Washington AP Legislation permitting use of in federal health funds in private as well as public schools was ap proved Monday by a house com merce subcommittee The bill is similar to one already passed by the senate but the sub committee added several amend ments described as minor by members The bill will come before the full interstate committee probably later this week It is not the same aidtoeduca tion bill which has precipitated a hot controversy over use of federal funds for private and parochial schools That bill also passed by the senate and providing for 000000 in aid to states for educa tion is stalemated in the house la bor and education committee The bill approved by the com merce subcommittee contains none of the features which have caused Catholic leaders to assail the measure as discrimi natory Rutledge Hearing in Postponement Cedar Rapids i s t r i c t Judge J E Heiserman Monday postponed until next Monday the hearing on a motion for a new trial in the Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr murder case The postponement was allowed at the request of Defense Counsel R S Milner and Walter Barn grover The attorneys said they would need the extra time to look over the resistance to the motion for a new trial FUNERAL TUESDAY Maquoketa serv ices for A A Hurst former state highway commissioner will be held here Tuesday afternoon Hurst died Thursday in Des Moines at the age of 73 Senate House Groups Seek Defense Unit Compromise Washington conferees decide Tues day the vexing problem of just how much to strengthen the defense secretarys direction of the armed forces withoul giving him too much power Members of the senate and house armed services com mittees will meet to compromise the differences between the house and senate versions how to put more unity in uni fication of the army navy and air force The senate has passed the bill recommendefl by President Tru man It would strengthen the pow ers of Defense Secretary Louis Johnson Among other things it provides for a deputy secretary of defense and 3 assistant secretaries of de fense a chairman of the joint chiefs of staff who would be the military adviser to the president and removal of the secretaries of the army navy and air force from the national defense council The secretary of defense would be on the national defense council The senate also tacked on an amendment which provides for a single civilian comptroller to con trol the budgets of all 3 services It is estimated that this will save up to a year When this bill reached the house it was sidetracked in the armed services committee Instead the committee decided to investigate the B3G bomber But later Rep Dewey Short R Mo introduced a bill containing only the comptroller portion of the senate bill The house passed it and sent it to the senate The sen ate promptly substituted its own bill for the short bill and sent it back to the house Democratic leaders hope now that the house will accept the sen ate bill CHURCHILL TO ITALY London Church ill was scheduled to leave for Italy Monday to resume work on his war memoirs Enroute Churchill will visit Strasbourg France where he will be given the diploma of a citizen of honor Mrs FDR Denies Charges of AntiCatholicism New York Franklin D Roosevelt answering charges of Francis Cardinal Spellman iluat she has a record of antiCathol icism said Monday she had sup ported Alfred E Smith a Cath olic in every campaign that he made She made the comment in her copyrighted column My Day published in the World Telegram I want freedom of religion to prevail in this country she wrote She said that in campaigning for Smith for president she was shocked by the extent of what I considered bigotry against the Roman Catholic church and I certainly do not wish to encour age anything of that kind Cardinal Spellman in a letter to Mrs Roosevelt last Thursday criticized her for her opposition to federal funds for parochial and private schools He said that your record of antiCatholicism stands for all to record which you yourself wrote on the pages of history which cannot be of dis crimination unworthy of an American mother Mrs Roosevelt wrote that her Hyde Park telephone number is supposed to be private but it rang every few minutes after the letter was made public by Cardinal Spellman last Friday morning She said mail does not reach there until between 11 a m and 12 noon and at first her secretary was completely mystified and I had to tell her to say there was no comment since I could hardly comment on something which I had not yet seen Now that I have had time to read the letter carefully she said I shall of course answer the cardinal personally and in de tail However since I consider it important that there should be as little bitterness as possible en gendered among the Protestant Catholic and Jewish groups or any other religious groups in our nation I shall not discuss this question any further on a person al basis with Cardinal Spellman Ones basic beliefs must be stated on matters which we think im portant but that can be done as citizens and not as members of any particular religious faith I want freedom ol religion to prevail in this country I want no religious prejudice and I want ab solute freedom of worship and re ligious teaching but at the same time I believe in separation of church and state I want good will among people of all religions no matter what their differences may be on matters which are strictly questions to be settled objectively on the basis of what is best for the citizens of our country as a whole I have no ill feeling toward any religion or toward any people of high or low estate because they belong to any religious group I am sure the cardinal has written in what to him seems a Christian and kindly manner and I wish to do the same One Killed 7 Hurt When 2 Cars Crash Fort Dodge man was killed and 7 other persons were injured in a 2car collision on a county road 4 miles northwest of Clare Sunday The dead man was Stephen P Cunningham of near Clare Four of the injured were hos pitalized at Mercy hospital here They were Cunninghams wife reported to be suffering from severe shock Mrs James Tibke of Clare ex tent of injuries not fully deter mined Mr and Mrs Harold Peterson Gilmore City extent of injuries not fully determined Highway patrolmen said the Tibkes and Cunninghams were in one car and the Petersons in another James Tibke and his son Pat rick of Clare and daughter De lores of Gilmore City were treated for slight injuries andre leased from the hospital Pair Escape From Iowa Prison Farm Fort Madison prison ers escaped from an Iowa Stat prison farm near here Sunda night authorities said They were Jerome Osborne 33 Des Moines and Cecil Adkins 34 Jellico Tenn Osborne was serving a sentenci of not more than 10 years for safi robbery He was one of 3 member of a safecracking gang alleged t have taken more than from safes in the midwest in 1947 Southerners Lose Round on Poll Tax Washington o u t h e r n democrats lost the first round Monday in a fight to block housi action on an antipoll tax bill They tried to force adjournmen before the house could start con sidering the measure but lost ty a roll call vote of 242 to 102 SAME Black Z4 im ABombs Would Be Given Away State Department Outlines Bill for Billion in Aid Washington Tru man signed the historic North At antic treaty Monday and imme diately asked congress to back it ap with a foreign arms program The chief executive said the vestern European members of the newly ratified military as well as other nations around he have American help to build up their defenses against the threat of Russian ag eression Barely an hour before he sent a special message to the lawmakers pleading for swift approval of his program to meet the most pressing current needs Mr Tru man penned his signature to the ratification instrument of the At lantic pact He called the only last Thursday by an 82 to 13 senate historic step to ward a world of peace a free world free from fear Only One Step But it is only one step he said n a statement issued at the white house signing ceremony We must keep ourselves mor ally and materially strong We must play our part in helping to trengthen freedom everywhere That was the theme of his arms aid message to congress Two republican senators who have played an important part in drafting this countrys bipartisan foreign policy served advance no tice on the administration that its views may not coincide with theirs Vandenbergr Balks Senator Vandenberg of Michi gan ranking republican on the senate foreign relations commit tee announced over the weekend he favored a stopgap arms pro to be carried out only until grand strategy can take shape under the Atlantic pact And Senator Dulles of New York a top adviser on foreign policy matters flatly called the figure too big even before he entered the senate Actually the value of the pro posed foreign arms aid would ap proach the state department disclosed The extra value is in excess U S military stocks proposed to be sent to Americas friends abroad with no charge other than the cost of getting it ready for use and handling To 8 Countries About worth of such material the department estimated can be provided with only about in rehabili tation costs charged against the program Under the program military aid would go mainly to 8 Euro pean nations and to about a half dozen other scattered all the way from Europe to the Pacific ocean If this program of military aid is to succeed Mr Truman said in a special message to the law makers we must prosecute it promptly and vigorously Our Policies for peace are having the desired effect We cannot afford to lose the momentum we have al ready gained At another point the president declared that the projected pro gram would be like the North Atlantic treaty entirely de fensive in character Make Bill Public At the same instant Mr Tru mans message was being read in congress the state department made public the text of an ad ministration bill to carry out the arms program This bill would give the chiet executive great flexibility in distributing arms to other countries but would bar giving away any atomic bombs In an accompanying booklet the state department blasted Russia with even blunter words than those Mr Truman used The book let said The political aggression and expansionist aims of the Soviet Union abetted by the malignant growth of international commu nism have bred a new fear and insecurity in the world Western Europe would receive worth of arms tech nical assistance and training serv ices together with to be used in stepping up military output This would leave only for military help to other friendly nations including Greece and Turkey since 000 is earmarked for an emer gency fund and lor administrative costs   

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